Not to be outdone by the zombies and witches who have been stealing their thunder lately, vampires are heading back into the spotlight in a new documentary from former “Buffy/Angel” star Juliet Landau that will feature the likes of author Anne Rice and Dracula himself, Gary Oldman.
The feature length documentary A Place Among the Dead, directed by Juliet Landau and Deverill Weekes (pictured right), is an exploration of the cultural obsession with vampires and what they reveal about the human psyche.
Juliet has a rare vantage point, having portrayed the iconic vampire Drusilla on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its spin-off show, “Angel.”
The film delves into myths, movies, television, literature, music, comic books, subcultures, and true crime. It chronicles the fun, imaginative, creative side and alternatively, the dark, disturbing side.
Interviewees are Gary Oldman (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), Anne Rice (pictured below with Landau; Interview with the Vampire), David Greenwalt, (co-creator “Angel” and “Grimm”), Mariana Klaveno (“True Blood”), David J (Bauhaus), and many others, including a homicide detective who is working on a case directly linked into vampire subculture, where fantasy and death collide.